This blog post was supposed to be “127 Things I’ve Learned from 10 Years in Business,” to have been published on April 1, 2014 (my Ten Year Anniversary of starting a business).
It would have been all comprehensive and meaningful and buzzfeedviralesqueish.
But … it didn’t happen.
The Comprehensive Summary of 10 Years of My Life Blog Post has been regulated to the same dusty pile as the Revolutionary Non-Profit That Will Eradicate Violence Forever and the Perfect Six Pack Stomach I Had At Age 17.
Because smallness is sneaky.
Smallness wants to keep me in a comfortable certainty, where she’s rehearsed all the stories and lived all the risk.
If the light inside of us imagines a change to bring to the world, smallness says we must create the Ultimate Solution to Immediately Stop All Problems and Bring Comprehensive Understanding to the Universe … which is of course overwhelming and impossible and keeps us from doing anything.
Smallness loves that shit.
Here’s the thing.
The truth is that Thinking Big begins with Thinking Tiny.
What’s a tiny little beginning version of that Big that you can *do*—not just research, not just mastermind, not just dream—in the next fifteen minutes? Today? This week?
(Yeah, I know, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” is a cliché. It’s a cliché because it’s true.)
So what Tiny Big Step are you taking today?
(hat tip to Fabeku Fatunmise re Bigness and smallness and the differences thereof)